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Special meetings scheduled in Dassel

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at city hall to canvass the votes from the general election. Immediately after, the council plans to discuss staffing for the public works department.

The city council also plans to attend a historical preservation public informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Dassel HistoryCenter.

Cokato man dies in crash

ROCKFORD, MN – A 56-year-old man from Cokato was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rockford Tuesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The state patrol reported that Bruce Elroy Burkowske of Cokato was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler at 5:44 p.m. on Highway 55 east of Hennepin County Road 50 when his vehicle was hit by a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. The driver of the Monte Carlo, Tanya Teri Raddohl, 49, of Corcoran, had been attempting to merge into the eastbound lanes of Highway 55.

The Jeep rolled several times, and came to rest in an opposing lane of traffic. Burkowske was not wearing a seatbelt, and sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

No injuries were reported for Raddohl.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

Laura Ingalls Wilder presentations start Friday, Nov. 2

DASSEL, MN – If you could go back in time and meet Laura Ingalls Wilder in person, what would you ask her? Fans of “Little House on the Prairie” might want to start thinking of their questions, because Mrs. Wilder is coming to Dassel Saturday, Nov. 10.

Stringer does her presentations entirely in character as Mrs. Wilder. She dresses head-to-toe in clothing authentic to the era, and she answers questions in first-person style.

Look for a full story about Stringer and her presentations in the Friday, Nov. 2 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Tour schedule

Upcoming Laura Ingalls Wilder presentations are scheduled as follows:

• Friday, Nov. 2 – Hector Public Library at 10 a.m. and Grove City Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 3 –Swift County Historical Society at 2 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 5 – Clara City Care Center at 2 p.m. and Milan School Cafeteria at 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Granite Falls Health Care Center at 2 p.m. and Montevideo Public Library at 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 7 – The Cultural Centre in Bird Island at 10 a.m. and the Litchfield Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 8 – Cosmos Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Friday, Nov. 9 – Brownton Public Library at 11 a.m. and Glencoe Public Library at 4 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 10 – Dassel History Center at 10 a.m. and Fairfax Public Library at 3 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Graceville Public Library at 10 a.m. and Ortonville Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Raymond Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 15 – Maynard Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Friday, Nov. 16 – Atwater Community Center at 10 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 17 – Willmar Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Monday, Nov. 19 – St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted at 2 p.m. and Hutchinson Public Library at 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Spicer Public Library at 10 a.m. and Lake Lilian Public Library at 6 p.m.

Melanie Stringer has spent more than two decades researching the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. During her presentations, she wears the type of clothing Laura would have worn as a young woman.
Melanie Stringer has spent more than two decades researching the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. During her presentations, she wears the type of clothing Laura would have worn as a young woman.

Consumer advisory issued for Sunnyside Orchards apple cider

DASSEL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently issued a consumer advisory for apple cider produced and distributed by Sunnyside Orchards of Pennock, Minnesota. The Sunnyside Orchards Apple Cider produced by the company was inadequately processed and stored at improper temperatures which would allow for harmful bacteria to grow. All cider produced since August 31, 2018 is affected. The cider was sold in both gallon and half-gallon containers.

There have been no reports of illness associated with these products.

The cider was distributed to the following locations or organizations, and was further distributed by several organizations. This is not a complete distribution list.

• Community Basics, Willmar, MN
• Cornerstone Coffee, Willmar, MN
• Dassel Hillside Farm, Dassel, MN
• The Fortress, Willmar, MN
• The Goodness Coffee House, Willmar, MN
• LuLu Beans Coffee Shop, Willmar, MN
• Stacy’s Nursery, Willmar, MN
• Youth for Christ, Willmar, MN

Anyone who has the affected Sunnyside Orchards Apple Cider in their home should throw it away and not drink it. If anyone has experienced gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea after consuming the affected cider, contact a health care professional.

Consumer Contact:
Randy Huisinga, Owner of Sunnyside Orchards
320-212-9609
randyhuisinga@gmail.com

Dassel woman earns top spot at UMN newspaper

MINNESOTA – Becoming editor in chief of the University of Minnesota’s campus newspaper isn’t an easy feat. Just ask Dassel native Kelly Busche, who was recently selected for this position.

“It was wild,” Busche commented. “It was the most rigorous interview process I’ve ever been through.”

The Minnesota Daily employs more than 150 students each year, providing hands-on training in areas such as journalism, multimedia, photography, finance, marketing, human resources, information systems, and more.

Busche began writing for the Minnesota Daily in August 2017. She was initially hired as a reporter, then was quickly promoted to senior staff reporter.

“I always knew I wanted to write,” said Busche, daughter of Charles Busche and Maureen Busche.

She was introduced to journalism at Dassel-Cokato High School, and discovered she really enjoyed that style of writing. After graduating in 2015, Busche decided to pursue journalism as her future career.

See the rest of the story in the Friday, Oct. 12 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here for a list of newsstand locations.

Kelly Busche of Dassel was recently named editor in chief of the University of Minnesota’s campus newspaper.

Kelly Busche of Dassel was recently named editor in chief of the University of Minnesota’s campus newspaper.

Fire reported in Kingston Twp.

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A child playing with matches appeared to be the cause of a fire in rural Kingston Township Oct. 4, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was dispatched to a residence in the 71500 block of 330th Street shortly after 3 p.m., along with the Kimball Fire Department and Kimball Rescue. The homeowner and mother of the child, Lori Pedersen, 34, received burns to her wrist in attempt to extinguish the fire. Pedersen was treated for her injuries on scene by Kimball Rescue.

According to the sheriff’s office, there was an estimated $1000 of damage at the residence and no other injuries.